06 Apr '11, 11am

Water For People: Innovative Solutions for Global Water Scarcity

Water For People: Innovative Solutions for Global Water Scarcity

Responsible development means moving away from a focus on the construction of hardware (like a tap, a handpump or a latrine) and then counting how many people benefit from that initial investment, to understanding that sustaining that investment will take time and effort long after the first drop of clean water is produced in the new system. We must prove over time that water is still flowing or the initial enthusiasm for a new water system will fade as people return to polluted rivers and streams to collect water once again. Water For People knows that ongoing monitoring and program evaluation are critical for sustainable programs. Transparent monitoring allows us and other organizations to build on our successes and address our weaknesses – just as any good business does. Water For People launched an online platform called Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW ) , that reli...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/water-for-people/

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